Find, Remind, and Bind: The Functions of Gratitude in Everyday Relationships
Volume: 6, Issue: 6, Pages: 455 - 469
Published: May 31, 2012
Though interest in the emotion of gratitude has historically focused on its role in social exchange, new evidence suggests a different and more important role for gratitude in social life. The find-remind-and-bind theory of gratitude posits that the positive emotion of gratitude serves the evolutionary function of strengthening a relationship with a responsive interaction partner (Algoe, Haidt, & Gable, 2008). The current article identifies...